Tag Archives: leadership

Specific Steps to Success

With the end of June around the corner, it’s the ideal time for checking in and asking “Are we set for success for 22/23?”. Whilst things had been very challenging through and with Covid, Matty and her team had been able to get things back on track and refocused particular across the last 8 months.…

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Adjusting Perspective

How well are you able to adjust your perspective? Are you able to put yourself into the other person’s shoes and see things through their eyes? Do you shift your viewpoint depending on what others say or can you flex your perspective on any given day? Or do you sit firmly entrenched with your own…

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Creative Juices flowing Again

Hi there, I’m back! Did you miss my blogs? A lovely client of mine called me out the other day and said “I haven’t seen any of your blogs pop up on my feed lately”. Whilst I could have used the FB algorithms as an excuse, I didn’t. I fessed up and said. ‘Mmm, I…

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Two Great Fundamentals in Business

There are two absolutely fundamental requirements that I LOVE and ADORE in business. Both the Customer Journey and the Employee Experience. Both go hand in hand for ensuring engagement, retention, productivity and satisfaction. They’re also terrific for at the very least identifying the gaps and opportunities, which may still be a work-in-progress (possibly constantly) or…

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Reflecting on the Quarter

It’s hard to believe that we’re about to finish Quarter 1 for 2022. How fast has that flown! Well it was fast here. Between juggling school holidays, weeks of rain and then Covid, feels like we’ve barely got the year started, then an office neighbour and I were laughing this morning about Ground Hog Day…

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Know when to Stop and Take Stock

How often do you stop and take stock with how you, the team and business are tracking? In the last 18 months with so much going on, it’s been pretty easy to get VERY caught up in the day to day. Dealing with the urgent priorities. We get very used to that pattern of behaviour…

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Running on the Smell of an Oily Rag

Every heard this expression ‘Running on the Smell of an Oily Rag’? It was a saying my old boss used to use when we talked about her doing 70 hour weeks. I’d often wonder “How is it that she is still standing? It can’t be that healthy?” Unfortunately it’s an easy trap to fall into.…

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WELL-BEING must come first

Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, way more tense than normal… is EVERYTHING taking its toll? Is your resilience low, vitality vanished and are you feeling flatter than ever before? If not… that’s fantastic, and if yes, perhaps this is you or someone you know, friend, family member, colleague or a team member, then please read…

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Leadership Lessons from Ash Barty

Did you notice how many times Ash Barty talked about her team after her Wimbledon win? Several times. She’s an extraordinary role model not only in the sporting world, we can learn a lot about her successes and apply them into the business world. One of the most interesting facts that has come to light…

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Activated or Stressed Out

Leadership is stressful. It’s intense. It’s not for the fainthearted, in more ways than one. In the past months, I’ve seen a very concerning and marked increase in coaching conversations with words like “overwhelmed, manic, flat to the floor, no end in sight, stressed out, can’t concentrate, not sleeping, petrol tank empty, burnt out, not…

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On boarding New Team Members

Meet our newest team member. Yes cute, fluffy and a furball called Milo. Here’s a few reminders that really hit home, no matter what type of team member you’re welcoming on board. Are all the existing team members clear and in agreement on roles and responsibilities for onboarding and ongoing integration, training, management etc? Are…

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Facing Difficult Conversations

Here’s a few ideas on how to stop avoiding the difficult Conversations and be courageous for constructive conversations instead! Are you needing to have a conversation with someone? It could be a business discussion or something personal. It’s on your mind. It’s been niggling, bugging you and you’ve been putting it off? Firstly – ask…

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Overcoming Presenting Nerves

“Staring out across the audience, I could feel the nerves wanting to take over, the feeling of dread coming back into the pit of my stomach… NO, I said to myself, you’ve got this. I focused on the far wall of the room, just slightly above everyone’s head and breathed, in and out, in and…

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Forget to Plan or Planning to Forget?

Only 1 month till Christmas.  2021 is around the corner. When it comes to ‘Planning’ it’s one of those words that evokes varying responses. Some people love planning and let’s face it some people don’t. For some it’s a finely tuned capability and they can plan every minute of the day, large projects, or small…

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Back to Basics

Recently took the plunge on committing to a 12 month fitness program. Finished last year’s soccer season with an injury. So making choices this year and really had to reassess what help most. See, have this secret vision. Want to be a really fit and healthy 90 year old. With this in mind, the next…

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Are your Values in Overdrive or Conflict?

Are your values in overdrive or conflict? One of the very first jobs I had was a ‘pinch me, I must be dreaming’ kind of job. Totally unreal and still to this day one of my most favourite ever. In fact as I get a little older, it’s the one I look back at now…

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How Judgement impacts the Workplace

So there has been a lot of talk about elephants with coaching clients lately. The expression “The elephant in the room” is often a problem that everyone knows is there but no one wants to acknowledge or talk about / open up about. For many situations I’ve come across – the elephant – is huge, it’s…

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How to handle the internal conflict when part of you wants to and part of you doesn’t

Here’s a little magic to help you handle the internal conflict when part of you wants to do something and part of you doesn’t. Let’s take having a difficult conversation with someone that you’ve been putting off talking to. You know it matters for the individual, for the team, the business… and yet you’ve been…

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How flexible are you and the business?

Let’s talk adapting to flexible working arrangements. This could be a game changer for leading a team both in the short and over the long term. In the SMH recently, it quoted ‘from 9000 people working from home, when asked, whether they wanted to stay there? The very strong answer was: yes!’ Or, to at…

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How to Set Aside Unrealistic Expectations

As a child needs time to learn to ride a bike, play tennis, pick up and develop new skills, adults do too. We can have some pretty unrealistic expectations of people in the business world. Frequently hearing words like “they should be able to lead, they should be able to communicate, why can’t they listen,…

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